Sayyiduna al-Tufayl ibn ‘Amr (radi Allahu ‘anhu)

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Sayyiduna al-Tufayl ibn ‘Amr (radi Allahu ‘anhu) was the chief of the Daws – a tribe which resided outside Makkah al-Mukarammah. He accepted Islam after meeting the Prophet (salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) on one of his visits to the city.

Upon returning to his tribe, he invited them to adopt his new faith. All but a few resisted his call. Sayyiduna al-Tufayl ibn ‘Amr (radi Allahu ‘anhu) visited Makkah al-Mukkaramah again and informed the Prophet (salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) of his people’s response. He was instructed to return to them and constinue his call. The next time Sayyiduna al-Tufayl ibn ‘Amr (radi Allahu ‘anhu) met the Prophet (salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) was after the battle of Khandaq in Madinah al-Munawwarah. He arrived along with eighty Muslim families from his tribe.

Sayyiduna al-Tufayl ibn ‘Amr (radi Allahu ‘anhu) stayed with the Prophet (salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) until the Conquest of Makkah al-Mukkaramah. Sayyiduna al-Tufayl ibn ‘Amr (radi Allahu ‘anhu) returned to his tribe and burnt their idol. After realising the futility of their pagan religion, his entire tribe came into the fold of Islam. Sayyiduna al-Tufayl ibn ‘Amr (radi Allahu ‘anhu) was granted matyrdom in the battle of al-Yamamah during the Caplihate of Sayyiduna Abu Bakr al-Sasiq (radi Allahu ‘anhu)

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